Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 26 April 2020 Easter Week III Act 2:14,22-33; Ps. 16:1-2a,5,7-8,9-10,11; 1Pet. 1:17-21; Luk. 24:13-35 Travelling and banquet are Luke's two dominant themes. In this gospel, Jesus indeed love "travelling": about 30% of His works and teachings took place during His journey to Jerusalem (Luke 9: 51-18: 14). Jesus was also "fond … Continue reading Walking Together with Cleopas – Meeting with Jesus
Missionary Weekly Reflection 19 April 2020 Sunday of DIVINE MERCY Acts 2:42-47; Ps. 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1Pet. 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 The Gospel of John chapter 20 contains 4 models of human’s faith response before the risen Jesus. Two faith responses (from Mary of Magdala and Peter & the Disciple Loved by Jesus) took place in an opened … Continue reading The Struggle of My Faith – Like The Doubting Thomas
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 12 April 2020 EASTER SUNDAY Acts. 10:34a,37-43; Ps. 118:1-2,16ab-17,22-23; Col. 3:1-4 atau 1Cor. 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9 or Mat. 28:1-10 The Easter story was begun by a great woman. Mary of Magdala was the first one to arrive at the tomb of Jesus. The first day was a sign of hope and … Continue reading Run In Longing – Hurry To Seek For Him!
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 05 April 2020 Palm Sunday Isa. 50:4-7; Ps. 22:8-9,17-18a,19-20,23-24; Phi. 2:6-11; Mat. 26:14 - 27:66 (long) or Mat. 27:11-54 (short) I am always amazed by the "strangeness" of the Liturgy of Palm Sunday. Begun with a festive procession, the Church commemorates Jesus being paraded into Jerusalem. Revered as King of Messiah, … Continue reading What’s The Meaning of Our Suffering?
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 15 March 2020 Lent Week III Exo. 17:3-7; Ps. 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; Rm. 5:1-2,5-8; John 4:5-42 (long) or John 4:5-15,19b-26,39a,40-42 (short) What is the attitude that we inherit from the Israelites? Easy to grumble! When things are easy, pleasant and everything goes well, we easily lift up praise, praise the goodness of God. … Continue reading Stop Testing Your God!
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 08 March 2020 Lent Sunday Week II Gen. 12:1-4a; Ps. 33:4-5,18-19,20,22; 2Tim. 1:8b-10; Mat. 17:1-9 The project and ambitions at the Tower of Babel confused the human languages. They were dispersed throughout the earth (Gen. 11: 9). Humans went everywhere without rules, individually, without vision and mission. Thus, God chose a … Continue reading When God Calls – Hurry to Depart!
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 01 March 2020 Lent Sunday I Gen. 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Ps. 51:3-4,5-6a,12-13,14,17; Rm. 5:12-19 (long) atau Rm. 5:12,17-19 (short); Mat. 4:1-11 This is a classic story which is often referred as the story of 'original sin' or 'the origin of sin'. The story is begun with the goodness of God to humans. … Continue reading Remember, We Are “dust of the earth” Breathed by “His Breath”!
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 23 February 2020 Lev. 19:1-2,17-18; Ps. 103:1-2,3-4,8,10,12-13; 1Cor. 3:16-23; Mat. 5:38-48 With 6 antithesis (formula: "You have heard... but I say to you...) in Matt. 5: 21-48, Jesus showed us how He fulfilled the Law, which means: He interprets the commandments of the Law according to its original purpose: the will … Continue reading Do Not Fight Evil With Evil!
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 16 February 2020 Sir. 15:15-20; Ps. 119:1-2,4-5,17-18,33-34; 1Cor. 2:6-10; Matt. 5:17-37 "Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish it, but to complete them" (v. 17). These words of Jesus are the key to understanding Jesus' next series of … Continue reading Your Heart Is The Source of All “Your Deeds”
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 9 February 2020 Isa. 58:7-10; Ps. 112:4-5,6-7,8a,9; 1Cor. 2:1-5; Mat. 5:13-16 The word of Jesus today is part of the Sermon on the Mount. It is addressed to the disciples who have committed to His Kingdom values. The point is clear: Jesus wants them to be a characteristic group. First, the … Continue reading Are You A Salty Salt?